Winter Park Questions - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-28-2009, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Winter Park Questions

A group of us are heading to winter park next week. I have rode vail, keystone, breck, and a basin quite a bit, but have never been to winter park. So i don't know what exactly to expect. I am a freerider trees, steeps, and jumps no park. We are staying in fraser. Some of the guys want to take a day to go to copper and i was wondering if it was worth it, and how long it would take to drive there. I have never been to copper so don't know whether it would be a wast of time or not.
Thanks Ross
ks_cowboy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-28-2009, 04:18 PM
Veteran Member
 
killclimbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Front Range
Posts: 11,095
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Some of the best tree riding in the state at Winterpark. Especially on the Mary Jane side. Copper is a decent enough of a mountain too and can be fun. Especially if you are tiring of Winterpark.

Here's the problem with Colorado right now. We are about 10ft behind on our annual snow fall. I expect us to catch up on that at some point (probably next month) and expect a good spring. Regardless terrain that is open is limited and the trees are not going to be very good. Winterpark will probably have the best conditions for tree riding right now, but that isn't saying much. There is not even a four foot base yet. The storms coming through don't look like they pack enough of a punch to change that either. Generally speaking, Winterpark (and the other resorts, Vail, Copper, Breck etc...) need around a 50" base to have good tree riding. Most places are sitting at around 32" for a mid mountain base.

So is Copper worth the journey? Maybe. Considering that the amount of terrain open right now is limited, it might be a good thing to change up the scene. If you get lucky and the snow machine is putting down the white gold, you might just want to stay at Winterpark. Stuff will open quickly if it starts snowing consistently and the getting will be very good at that point.
killclimbz is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome